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  • noun Plural form of Iberian.


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  • Anyhow, we Spaniards are a mix of many cultures since the Iberians were the first inhabitants.

    Think Progress » Buchanan: Americans Should Consider Allowing Only White Immigrants 2006

  • Tubal with the Iberians, that is, the inhabitants of a tract of country between the Caspian and Euxine Seas, which nearly corresponded to the modern Georgia.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary 1884

  • These relics are supposed to belong to that ancient race which lived in Europe previous to the Aryan immigration, the various branches of which are known as Iberians, Pelasgians, Ligurians, etc., according to the country in which they lived.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, January 1888 Volume 1, Number 12 1856

  • I answered that the Iberians were the ancient Britons, a dark-eyed, brown-skinned people who inhabited this country and all Southern Europe before the invasion of the blue-eyed races; that doubtless there had been an Iberian mixture in her ancestors, perhaps many centuries ago, and that these peculiar characters had come out strongly in her; she had the peculiar kind of blood in her veins and the peculiar sort of soul which goes with the blood.

    A Traveller in Little Things 1881

  • The Eastern Ghats were early known to the "Iberians," as shown by the Sierra del Crystal, del Sal, del Sal Nitro and other names, probably so called from the abundance of quartz in blocks and veins that seam the granite, as we shall see in the Congo country, and possibly because they contain rock crystal.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1 Richard Francis Burton 1855

  • We found it in the ancient village of Peralada, inhabited over the centuries by Neolithic Iberians, Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Franks and Catalan French.

    Moving to Spain Melissa 2011

  • In addition he brought with him Celtic Iberians, Gauls from

    David Durham explains his interest in Hannibal and refutes the historical concept of him as a brutish barbarian. 2010

  • The Iberians showed more urgency in the second half and Iniesta sent an effort narrowly over the crossbar after a weaving run into the area before David Villa drew a fine save from Keilor Navas with a powerfully struck free-kick.

    Costa Rica 2-2 Spain | International friendly match report 2011

  • Iberians arrived from distant Spain, as did Scythians from the lands to the north of the Black Sea.

    Alexander the Great Philip Freeman 2011

  • But the fate of the Iberians who ruled the state for over 450 years was perhaps sealed a few days earlier.

    Saude, Goa Prince Mathews Thomas Thomas 2011


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